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Low-Fat Strawberry-Cinnamon Muffins

Low-Fat Strawberry-Cinnamon Muffins Randy Mayor; Karry Hosford

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup vanilla fat-free yogurt
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons 1% low-fat milk
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup strawberry jam
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preparation


Preheat oven to 375º.

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Combine flour and the next 4 ingredients (flour through salt) in a large bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Make a well in center of flour mixture. Combine yogurt, butter, milk, and egg in a bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Add yogurt mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until moist.

Place 12 foil cup liners in muffin cups; coat liners with cooking spray. Spoon 1 tablespoon batter into each liner. Top each with 1 teaspoon jam. Top evenly with the remaining batter. Combine 1 tablespoon sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon; sprinkle over batter. Bake at 375º for 15 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Remove from pan; place on a wire rack.



    These strawberry muffins are moist and tender,  yet still low in fat, because of the addition of vanilla fat-free yogurt and low-fat milk. The strawberry flavor comes from strawberry jam.
  • Yield: 1 dozen (serving size: 1 muffin)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 165
Caloriesfromfat per serving: 24%
Fat per serving: 4.4g
Saturated fat per serving: 2.6g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 1.3g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.3g
Protein per serving: 3g
Carbohydrate per serving: 29g
Fiber per serving: 0.6g
Cholesterol per serving: 28mg
Iron per serving: 1mg
Sodium per serving: 206mg
Calcium per serving: 94mg

Good to Know

Not all muffins have to be high in calories and fat. Using fat-free milk and yogurt will spare you the fat and let you indulge in a breakfast pastry.